There are a number of people who work in the office here at St John’s – meet the team!

Pastoral Staff

Peter Judge-Mears
Rector (Senior minister)

Peter studied theology at Moore College in Sydney, before moving to New Zealand where he spent 10 years serving in the Anglican Diocese of Nelson. Peter is passionate about teaching the Bible – whatever the situation or age group – and he believes in the importance of children’s ministry. Peter is married to Sybil and has six children. In his spare time (?) he is working on his MTh through BST.  He enjoys 4-wheel driving, video games, Nerf wars, and new gizmos and gadgets.

Alexandra Ellen
Youth Worker

Alex grew up in the Northern Rivers, NSW before moving to Sydney in 2010 to study. She graduated with a Bachelor of Ministry, majoring in Youth and Children’s Ministry from Tabor Bible College in 2013. During that time she was a Children’s Minister at Padstow Anglican church where she ministered to families and children (from preschool to year 10). After spending 18 months helping run the Children’s Ministry at  Wollongbar Christian Church, Alex came to us as our Youth Worker.  She is currently studying for her MA in Ministry at BST (Brisbane School of Theology).


Administrative Staff

Penny Miles
Administrative Officer

Penny has served with her husband, Ross, as CMS Missionaries in Tanzania, before coming to St John’s in 2003. She enjoys playing with her grandchildren.

Craig Buchanan
Administrative Assistant

Craig has been involved at St Johns for many years in the tech ministry, as a youth leader, and a parish councillor.  He now supports Peter, Penny & Alex with office and Winterfest admin.

Ross Miles
Administrative Assistant (voluntary)

Ross is one of our wardens here at St Johns and is married to Penny.  Ross looks after our compliance and generally gives Penny a hand.

Anne Milton
Administrative Assistant (voluntary)

Anne helps us with policy and information management.  Anne is married to Tom, a member of the preaching team.

Emily Hefford
Administrative Assistant (voluntary)

Emily is involved in children’s ministry, and carries out various admin tasks.